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March 3, 1992
Sapulpa, Creek County, Oklahoma
Emma Rea Bishop, 78, 813 N. Hodge, died today at her home.
Funeral services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church with
the Rev. David Houchin officiating.
Burial will follow at South Heights
Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.
She was born June 9, 1913, in Sapulpa, and lived here all her life. She
graduated from Sapulpa High School in 1931 and married Clay Bishop in Sapulpa
June 21, 1936.
Mrs. Bishop was a member of first Baptist Church, American Legion Auxiliary and
Naomi Chapter of Order of Eastern Star. She served as a cook at the Baptist
Children’s Home in Oklahoma city, Acacia Fraternity of Boulder, Colo., and
Falls Creek Assembly.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1962.
Survivors include son Earnest Bishop of Carrollton, Texas; daughters Barbara
Tifft of Sapulpa, Betty Washburn of Heidesheim, Germany, and Virginia Ann Bishop
of Hugo; brother George Waibel of Kerrville, Texas; six grandchildren; and six
May 5, 1992
EMMA REA BISHOP
Funeral services for Emma Rea Bishop will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in the First
Baptist Church with Revs. David Houchin and T. Howard Allen officiating.
Burial will follow in South Heights Cemetery under the direction of Smith
Casketbearers will be Don Cross, Gill Hatfield, Ken Rentz, Dr. Walter Cale, Bill
Oldham, and Jim McReynolds.
Mrs. Bishop, a long-time Sapulpan, died Tuesday.
A children’s nursery will be provided during services at the church.